Theme-songitis: it’s real

Theme-song-itis, you read it correctly. It is a hereditary affliction, it started with my dad. He would make light of serious situations with a song that had to do with whatever the subject was. In my family, especially with all the siblings I have (5), every other conversation will result in a few lines from a song. It becomes habit. Something happens or is said and instantly you have a tune weaving its way through your brain and rolling off your tongue before you realize what’s happening. Yes, we are beyond abnormal.

The kids and I were on our way to Mana’s house this morning—it is an office day and my mom watches the kids for me. We passed some roadkill and my son instantly wanted to listen to Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road, by Loudon Wainwright. Apparently he has been afflicted with the theme-song-itis as well. At least we know where he gets it.


7 thoughts on “Theme-songitis: it’s real

  1. Cindy 2012-05-15 / 1:52 PM

    Funny. And I do that too. I think it comes from loving music, or maybe just from being abnormal. “Dead Skunk” is one of my favorites from childhood road trips. Glad it lives on in other families as well. 🙂

    • vanevolence 2012-05-15 / 2:00 PM

      Most people that have a love for music are slightly abnormal anyway. Look at some of the greatest song writers, they wouldn’t have the perception they do without an “other than normal” and often humorous view on life.

  2. beatrix mana 2012-05-15 / 1:58 PM

    WoW. Our family is surely special. But I would not want it any other way. Life is sure more colorful.

  3. darthrapture 2012-05-17 / 7:46 PM

    Yeah, in my family it’s not just songs, often movies are used too. It also doesn’t help that I have a huge thing for using puns of any kind in anyway (often the most lame way possible).

    • vanevolence 2012-05-17 / 8:03 PM

      Movie lines often enter our conversations as well, but mostly my youngest brother who is a Star Wars fanatic. He will reply to something said as Yoda and hilarity often ensues. Sometimes he even calls my oldest son Padawan, whom he is attempting to train in all things Star Wars.

      • darthrapture 2012-05-17 / 10:55 PM

        My facebook banner is a photoshopped image of me in a sith lord robe. Thus, the darthrapture for a name. My mother worked in a video store while I was growing up so I was always watching movies. I have four kids, and all four of them are in constant sith competition over who will be my apprentice. Truth this is.

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